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Current Catalysis


ISSN (Print): 2211-5447
ISSN (Online): 2211-5455

Synthesis of Oxazolidinones/Polyurethanes from Aziridines and CO2

Author(s): Qing-Wen Song, Ya-Nan Zhao, Liang-Nian He, Jian Gao and Zhen-Zhen Yang

Volume 1 , Issue 2 , 2012

Page: [107 - 124] Pages: 18

DOI: 10.2174/2211544711201020107

Price: $65


From the viewpoint of sustainable development, chemical fixation/utilization of CO2 in an environmentally benign manner has been drawing much interest, especially in the field of organic chemistry. In this review, 100% atom economical routes such as the reaction of CO2 and aziridines to prepare oxazolidinones and polyurethanes with more consideration given to the catalytic strategies and insight into the reaction mechanism are reviewed in the context of CO2 conversion into useful chemicals. High atom efficiency of the reaction and wide application of the CO2-derived products are the main driving force for the constant interest paid to catalytic conversion of CO2 into fuels, value-added chemical, polycarbonate materials.

Keywords: Aziridine, Carbon dioxide, Oxazolidinone, Polyurethane, Catalysis, greenhouse, biomass, chiral auxiliaries, phosgene, aprotic solvents , epoxides, HMPA, regiochemistry, Electrosynthesis, DRIFTS

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